I’ve heard that most people settle their cases outside of court. If this is the case, why do I need to hire an attorney?

If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, pedestrian accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident, you may be tempted to settle your injury case on your own. After all, no one knows the details of the accident and your injury better than you. But before you proceed down this road on your own, it is important to understand why people hire personal injury lawyers.

If you have a relatively small injury and minor damage to your vehicle, you may be better off handling your own settlement; however, if the crash landed you in the hospital or required surgery or time off work, you may need to reconsider settling your case with a lawyer.

Lawyers who handle personal injury claims know how to conduct research, prepare documents, send a quality demand package to the insurer, hire correct experts, and prepare you for every step along the way. In addition, skilled personal injury lawyers know what a particular type of case is worth, how to negotiate with insurance companies, and show the insurer you mean business.

Although an attorney will take a legal fee for helping you win your case, most likely the settlement you get with the help of an attorney will surpass the settlement the insurance company will offer you on your own. Most personal injury attorneys provide free consultations, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. For a free case consultation, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld today at 866-9 HELP NOW or 866-943-5766 to speak with an injury attorney in Fort Lauderdale.